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Military Spouse Employment Summit Partner Toolkit

On September 17, Hiring Our Heroes is hosting its first ever virtual Military Spouse Employment Summit, an event that will highlight the adaptability shown by organizations, military spouses, and community leaders during the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 summit, powered by USAA, will explore the long-term viability of innovative employment solutions adopted during the global pandemic and how these solutions, such as remote work, impact military spouses. Furthermore, Hiring Our Heroes will release the results of recent research and reveal a digital tool designed to guide military spouses through research-based strategies for overcoming employment obstacles.

Since the 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit is a virtual event, we would like to see as many military spouses and military-ready employers as possible attend, and that’s why we are asking for your help. To encourage event registration, Hiring Our Heroes developed this toolkit. In this kit, you will find sample posts and graphics you can use on your social media channels. If you have any comments or questions about this toolkit, you can reach us at HOHCommunications@uschamber.com. Thank you for your support.

Social Media Graphics

These graphics are sized appropriately for each social media platform. Download the graphics below and share in your social media channels. We ask that you please do not alter these graphics, but encourage you to customize the post language to align with your organization’s brand and voice. Please don’t forget to tag @hiringourheroes in your posts and use the #HOHMilspouse hashtag!

Sample Social Media Posts

Register now for @HiringOurHeroes 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit. This year’s virtual summit, presented by @USAA, will explore the long-term viability of innovative employment solutions, including remote work, adopted during the COVID-19 crisis and how these employment solutions impact military spouses. Together, we will continue to adapt, evolve, and lead. Join us on September 17 by visiting https://bit.ly/3hVjena #HOHMilspouse #milspouses

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Join thousands of military spouses, military-friendly employers, and veteran service organizations for @HiringOurHeroes 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit. This year’s summit is being held virtually so that you can participate in this dynamic event from the comfort of your home or office. The summit, presented by @USAA, is free, but you must register to attend. https://bit.ly/3hVjena #HOHmilspouse #milspouses

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You don’t want to miss @HiringOurHeroes 2020 virtual Military Spouse Employment Summit, presented by @USAA. This summit will highlight the adaptability shown by organizations, military spouses, and community leaders throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and explore the long-term viability of the innovative employment solutions adopted during this time. Register now https://bit.ly/3hVjena #HOHmilspouse #milspouses

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Join me for @HiringOurHeroes 2020 virtual Military Spouse Employment Summit at 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 17. This dynamic event is free and open to military spouses, military-friendly employers, and veteran service organizations and will be available conveniently on smartphone or tablet. All you have to do to attend is register. https://bit.ly/3hVjena I look forward to seeing you at the summit. #HOHmilspouse #milspouses

Sample Email Invitation

Copy and paste this sample language into a personal email to encourage your colleagues, partners and stakeholders to spread the word in their communities. You can also download the branded graphic for this outreach effort to place into e-marketing platforms and HTML templates.

Dear _____________,

This year, companies around the world shifted to remote work, and the United States faced skyrocketing unemployment rates as we weathered the COVID-19 crisis. What you might not know is that prior to the pandemic, military spouses faced unemployment rates of 24%, nearly eight times higher than their civilian peers.

Armed with this information, I encourage you to join me in attending the 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit, presented by USAA. This virtual summit emceed by Tina Brown, award-winning author, editor, and journalist, will focus on the long-term viability of innovative employment solutions, including remote work, adopted during the COVID-19 crisis and how these employment solutions impact military spouses.

Brianna Keilar, anchor of CNN Right Now, will moderate a panel with special guests, General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and his spouse, Maria. During the summit, Hiring Our Heroes will release the results of recent research and reveal a digital tool designed to guide military spouses through research-based strategies for overcoming employment obstacles.

Join me for this dynamic event from the comfort of your home, office, smart phone or tablet. All you have to do to attend is register and log on.

Together, we will continue to adapt, evolve, and lead.

Sincerely,

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